Jul 15, 2012

Prayer Requests and Praises for the Week of 7/15-7/21.....


 It’s incredible that God doesn’t need our hands and feet to get things done…. He created the heavens and the earth. He could “do” anything that He wants done, right???  God allows us to be involved in the incredible things he is doing in each of us. (((WOW))) These events in our lives are the fertilizer and rich soil for which to grow our faith.  THAT IS A BLESSING!

Thank you, Lord , for allowing us the privilege to be a part of Your work. We recognize that prayer is the only way to be plugged into the work(s) You are doing in our hearts and lives. Prayer is also the only way to hear and feel Your Holy Spirit’s direction. We want to know you intimately, Lord, and receive every gift of wisdom and direction You have in store. We want to walk along side you and likewise, walking in grace and peace. We pray that each SHINE girl will grow in faith and relationship with You as we continue on our prayer journey. Be with us, Father, as we want to honor and reflect Your love each day. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Please post your prayer requests and praises in the comment section below. Our prayer team is honored to lift each of you up to our Heavenly Father.

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  1. I am praying for you, my SISTERS. God bless you and keep you, prospering your hearts and lives, in Jesus' name!

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    1. And for you too Rebekah. God bless you! xoxo.

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    2. I love you, friend, thank you, Lisa! <3

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  2. Anonymous7/15/2012

    As I requested prayer for Jordan at the bottom of last week's page, I ask that our shine sisters pray for him as he is leaving for the Navy
    tomorrow afternoon. Please pray for our family, especially Angela, Lee, Amberlee, Royce, and Anna-Joy as this is really tough saying goodbye, he will be at boot camp close to Chicago, Illinois for approx. 9 wks. Pray that he will be surrounded with Godly men, pray for his endurance, patience, strength, and ask the Lord to protect him from any fear he may experience. We believe this door has been opened by the Lord and want only God's will to be done in Jordan's life.AS we shed tears of being separated from him,Never letting him forget to pray,and may God's favor and love sustain him always. Thank you, with huge crocodile tears from his Maw Maw who already misses him.

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    1. Anonymous7/15/2012

      Agreeing with you for Jordan and your whole family! Asking our gracious and heavenly Father to assist this wonderful family in saying goodbye for bootcamp. Father, only You know how hard it will be for each one of them. Praying that You hold each one in the palm of Your hand, and soothe and comfort each one. Please let them feel You leading them through this transition in Jordan's life. Claiming Psalm 91 over this precious young man and believing for God's very best for him. Protect him wherever he goes Lord, and bless him with a spirit of power, of love, and a sound mind in Jesus Name. Asking that You guide and lead his footsteps, keeping him from snares or destruction. Believing that You will open and close the doors that You see fit and keep Him close to You. Believing and knowing that Your grace is sufficient, and You are all they need to get through this time now and always. In Jesus Name, Amen. Love, Sarah

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    2. Anonymous7/16/2012

      Sarah, feeling those prayers today, I love how effective your pray (hotline) to God is, you are one beautiful sweet lady. Love you, Ladona

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    3. Praying for your entire family today.

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    4. my heart has not left prayer mode in about 48 hours. my heart is leaving with Jordan today! thank you for the prayers, friends. (Jordan is my 21 year old nephew).

      love you so!

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    5. Anonymous7/17/2012

      Angela and I hugged Jordan today, time and time again. Our eyes were glistening with the tears we held back. He kept smiling with his beautiful smile. We took pictures, we watched and listened as he was given his oath of commitment to our country. As he stood with those big blues eyes, he was happy to be doing this major step with his life. God has answered our prayers, thank you with all my heart. The remaining 11 of Jordan's family sent a large part of our hearts with that striking 6'1" soldier today, the Lord is shining a bright light to guide his steps...thank you, thank you Shine girls. Please continue to keep Jordan in your prayers...love you all, Ladona.

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    6. We are asking you to bless and keep, Jordan, dear Lord. I pray that Jordan's heart is close to you during his service to our country that you are ministering to him constantly. I pray that every sweet, good seed sown in his life would sprout and grow as he goes out on his own now.

      I pray that you put mentors, comrades and officers over and around him that LOVE you, Father. I pray that Jordan's faith is grown and I pray that you reveal yourself to him during every second of every day of this journey and his life. Help him to pray, Lord, constantly and give you the opportunity to work in his life. I bring that Jordan would bring Glory to Your name.

      Zip Jordan to you, Lord. Bring Jordan near. We pray Psalm 91 and Psalm 23 over Jordan now. I pray for and receive safety for Jordan and provision for Jordan, in Jesus' name.

      Thank you in advance, Lord. We love you, Lord, in Your name and for Your sake, Amen!

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  3. Anonymous7/15/2012

    Our son was to have gotten his 6 yr. old daughter this past Friday, the 13th and have her until Sunday, the 22. His ex is up to her old games (she is a very selfish, bi-polar 31 yr. old). She started making noises about not letting her come & then did not bring her to the rendezvous point. Tomorrow his attorney will be filing contempt charges against her. I pray for her; for her salvation. I pray for our granddaughter's physical & mental well being. Our son is remarried & has two adorable sons, but he loves his little girl & wants to be with her, also; as we all do. Will you please join me in praying for this child, for her Mother's heart & for all of us? Thank you.

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    1. Lord I ask for Peace for this family. It is only found in You. You alone. Draw each member close so they may see Your Light.

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    2. Sweet Jesus, heal this family. Mend the wounds that have been sown deep into the hearts of all involved. You alone are Healer, and Peace Maker.

      Make clear the path for them. Thank you, Jesus.

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    3. Heal this family, Lord. I pray that this family comes together in such a beautiful way that we know that only you could be the Maker of such healing. We trust you, Lord, we have faith in a better day. Thank you for intervening in this lives of this family. Amen.

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  4. Mike is out of town until Wednesday. Prayers for safe travels for him. Please pray for my babies as they miss him SO VERY MUCH when he is away. Also, I think Ella broke her arm. We are off to the dr in a short while to get an x-ray.

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    1. Praying for you and your kiddos this week as your hubby is out of town. Mine is too! And for Ella's arm.

      Lord will you meet this SHINE sister, and me, here today. Give us extra patience and energy this week. Keep Mike and Scott safe and healthy. Put a hedge of protection around their minds, hearts, eyes and ears as they are away from home.

      And for Ella's arm. Lord touch her, heal her please.

      We love you Father, and we are so thankful for Your love for us.

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    2. praying for you sweet Heather! may the Lord be with you this week..every single second! may ella's arm be okay and healed in the name of Jesus.

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    3. Heather,

      Omgoodness! I am so sorry you are going through this. Poor Ella. I pray that healing comes quickly and that you give Ella, her brother and Heather peace, dear Lord. Keep the babies safe until Daddy comes home. Thank you for doctors to help put us back together. Bless their work, Lord, may Ella have great, miraculous healing to this break. Be with her, dear Lord, every second, in Jesus' name!

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  5. It was great to meet everyone yesterday and build that connection with each one you. I am looking forward to see Gods plans that he has for ALL OF US. We serve a "BIG OLE DADDY GOD" that loves all of us and wants the best for all of us. I am praying hard for direction in my life and I need some doors open for me or closed; whatever God's plans are for me. I know I have to speak it out LOUD and believe. As I mention yesterday and reminded myself that I need to start praying YES..YES..YES..over my life in every sitution. We all need to pray each morning and wake up and say out loud; Father I thank you for today; I thank you that today is a yes day to peace, today is a YES day for restoration in my marriage; today is a YES day in my finances; today is a YES day for another step closer to where you have me going; today is a YES day for health and victory. Father God I thank you that my faith has been spoken out loud to you this morning and I believe my ladder is greater than my former and I trust you that you are moving the mountains to get me where I need to be. Father, I thank you this morning that today is a new day, new beginings, new friends, and another day of your mercy and grace. I pray for every shine girl that post prayer request on this blog that their yes day is coming and you are already in the midst of it all. Thank you that your peace is comforter today and that you are wrapping your arms around us and telling us that you love us. Thank you heavenly father. Ok, shine girls; pray this morning and remember Daddy God has such a sense of humor! Look for REDBIRDS!!! LOL.... HE IS BLOWING YOU KISSES! HAVE A BLESS DAY EACH OF YOU...

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    1. Sweet Father I lift up Vicky now that you would hold her tight in Your arms. May she continue to look to You for direction, healing, peace, love. Open and close doors fast and clearly, leaving no room for question. May she see Your Mighty Hand...EVERYWHERE in her life. May she know Your peace. It is like nothing else. In Jesus' name.

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    2. Vicky is an amazing girl! HE has YOU in the palm of HIS hands, Vicky Palmer! Trust in HIM!!

      Say YES every single day to HIS promises for your life!!! Redbirds are all around you, friend!!

      i love you!

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  6. Anonymous7/16/2012

    You may remember that Travis Rice of Madison was in an ATV accident on July 4th. His surgery to repair his eye socket (orbital fractures) was performed last Thursday and was successful. He goes today to get stitches removed. They will not know 100% about his vision however for about 1 1/2 weeks. He also is still in considerable pain from a dislocated shoulder. The shoulder was put back in place but he is attending physical therapy sessions for movement, etc. Please continue to pray for Travis, his wife Jeannie and their 2 young boys. The healing process is going well - just slowly. They certainly have more challenging weeks ahead. Thank you so much!!

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  7. Dear Father I pray for Travis as he continues to heal from this accident, Dr.'s appt, etc. Lord may all of this draw him closer to you. And if he doesn't have a daily relationship with You, may he see is incredible need for a Savior.

    And for his wife, who I'm sure her hands are so full caring for Travis and their boys. Lord extend overloads of grace and patience to her. And may she too, be drawn to Your strength.

    Care for this family Lord. We love You.

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  8. In agreement with Lisa for Travis' complete healing. Lord, be with him and heal his body from top to bottom. Jeannie and those children are absolute angels! Jeannie needs her husband to be well, and those boys need their daddy better.

    Lord, bless this family. Bring Your healing, comfort and peace to all of them. We believe You are doing a mighty work, even as we speak these words, Lord.

    You are Mighty. You are Holy. You are Healer, Father.

    In the precious name of Jesus we pray,

    amen.

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    1. Lord, God, heal Travis in a way that only You can. I pray for his family during this time. Keep them in your careful watch and meet their every need. May blessings abound in the midst of this storm.

      In Jesus' name we pray!

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  9. Anonymous7/17/2012

    Please pray for my brother Phil who is very ill from his 4th major surgery this, he is really struggling in icu.

    Also pray for my daughter Ashley and her husband Justin who are having trouble in their marriage, they both need God to guide them, it's nothing that can't be fixed. they just need to grow up and listen to our dear Lord.

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    1. Father, we ask that You heal Phil from the top of his head to his soles...to the tips of his toes, in Jesus' Name. We thank You, LORD, that He will know You so intimately as his healing processes through his body. Grant, LORD, that all family, friends, and medical team...all knowing his condition and all earthly expectations be awed when You, LORD, glorify Yourself in his life. I pray also, for Justin and Ashley, and I pray that they align themselves with Your WORD, LORD! I pray that as they do, the blessings will flow on, over, and through them, in Jesus' Name, and for His Sake, Amen and Amen.

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  10. Lord God, I lift Phil to you today. As he lay in ICU, there are special angels that you dispatch to those areas. Lord, I release them in Jesus name, to come forth, be present, bring comfort and peace to his surroundings. I pray for the Spirit of the living God to be upon him, to minister truth to him. As the woman just 'touched the hem of Jesus' garment', virtue was released and she was healed. Lord, cause Phil to sense your presence, to reach out and touch you. Release to him all that he needs to be healed in his body, soul and spirit. I pray that You be glorified in all this. Lead, guide and speak to Phil during this time, may He get to know the Healer in a closer walk as he is healed in his body. I pray also for Ashley and Justin to fix their eyes on what you see in them Lord, cause them to prefer one another, to build one another up, to love pass their selves. Fall fresh upon them Father with Your love, bathe them in You love that it will be bigger than any divisive issue they have. Bring them home to you Lord. I thank you for hearing today Lord, as you never sleep. I thank you Lord Jesus for interceding without ceasing before the throne of our Father for us. I love you Lord and thank you for those that come to You for life's solutions. In the mighty and strong name of Jesus. Amen

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    1. In total agreement with Terri, Dear Lord. Hear our prayer and give Phil, Ashley and Justin, peace overflowing. Please provide healing, our Healer-God. I pray that Justin and Ashley and Phil all receive the healing they need to be whole once more. In Jesus' name we pray.

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    2. in complete agreement with terri and rebekah. peace overflowing, Lord. we ask this in Your incredible Name, Jesus.

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  11. Father I lift all my sisters to you, those vocal and those silent to you. YOU ARE CALLING OUR NAMES! It has to bring you joy that women all over are responding to the call on their lives. Help us when we fall to fall foward toward You. Help us to tie ourselves onto you. Make our discernment keen that when the enemy lies to us, we will KNOW the truth and truth will make and keep us free. When we struggle, cause us to 'push thru' and to know the valleys only take us to the mountaintops. Help us when it gets dark to cry out to you Jesus to 'COME GET US'. Lead us to the Way, which is you that brings us deliverance. Work this in us Lord that it will be a part of our spiritual framework to aid us in time of trouble. We don't want to be anywhere but by Your side, we want a closer walk, we want more of your Spirit. We want to be all that You are calling us to be. Lead us always back to you, as you send us out, let us know we are not alone. We have each other and you are always with us, even to the ends of the earth. You are making us into women even we will not believe and we will purpose to glorify You in all that we do and you will perform that which You promise. Let this be a day that we are so open to you that we see your slightest nod and hear your voice clear as a bell! I praise you, I worship you, I declare your glory in the heaven and earth, in the deep and dark, in the high places and low places. You are God and we walk ever closer to You. You are holy and righteous and we stand amazed knowing Your love for us in the gift of Your Son. In His name, in the name of Marvelous, Counselor, Mighty God, Wonderful and Prince of Peace, in Jesus the Son of the living God, crucified, dead, buried and rose again CHRIST who sits at the right hand of God. Amen

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    1. Thank you, Terri, I receive this. <3

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    2. AMEN! thank you, terri!! we love you!!

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    3. Thank You, LORD, for Your blessings poured out through Your vessel here...and as the water cycle goes...she, too is under all that You have said through her. Thanks Terri. <3

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  12. Please be in prayer for my sweet friend, Jeannie Sizemore Peabody. She delivered and lost a baby a few months ago which has been heart wrenching to no end. Now, her family was told that Jeannie's mother has pancreatic cancer. Jeannie is a nurse and is an awesome support to her mother and family.

    I pray that God's strength and peace would be a constant in the midst of this storm. I pray for Jeannie's strength to be only divine and God given and that she would hide behind the legs of her Father to fight this battle for her. Holy Spirit, come near. Zip yourself to this family, Holy Spirit, ever in Your care. I pray finally for Mrs. Sizemore's healing, Dear God. WE HAVE FAITH FOR HER HEALING. WE DO!!!

    I pray for strength, patience, faith, hope, courage and grace in just the measure Mrs. Sizemore needs it, Lord God. May she have heaps of faith, dear God. I pray that you would hear us, God, as we speak death and darkness to every cancer cell in Mrs. Sizemore's body and light and healing to every other cell in her body. We pray that the cancer would not spread, dear Lord, and that the doctor's would be able to treat this cancer in a holy, God ordained fashion. Lead, guide and enable her physician's and nurses. Give them divine direction.

    We pray that you leverage every concern and every need for Your GLORY, dear Lord. Come near, come near, surround this family, envelope them so that they feel such great peace that they know it could only come for You, Lord. Manifest Yourself in an awesome way, God. We love you and thank you for intervening here. We need you, Father and thank you, Father. Amen.

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    1. (I am sorry this is so long.)

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    2. Agreeing in Jesus name with Rebekah. I especially speak in unity with her 'I pray for Jeannie's strength to be only divine and God given and that she would hide behind the legs of her Father to fight this battle for her. Holy Spirit, come near'. Lord, you give us weapons unbelievable, words when we open our mouths that you pray thru to bring about your divine will. I agree as two touching in Jesus name Matt 18:19-20
      'Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.' Lord, these are YOUR words, we just claim them and speak them over Jeannie and her mother. They are life, they are the 'good news' that only you can bring. Let it be done in Jesus name all that we agree upon. Amen

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    3. Agreeing with all of you in Jesus' Name and for His sake. Amen and Amen.

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  13. in total agreement for this family and mrs. sizemore. Lord, bring a miracle. bring Your Healing. they desperately need you.

    i echo rebekah's incredible prayer. we agree together in Your name, Jesus.

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  14. Please lift my friend up Nick who is in search for a job. Pray that his health gets restored again. He is having problems with his eye sight. Also, pray for his mother Annette who I work with that God opens the doors that need to be opened for her and that she walks through the right one. I need pray this morning; I have signs of shingles again in my mouth. I had to get back on my seizure meds last night and pain pills. I don't understand why I keep getting these in my mouth. My face on left side is in pain and tingling because of the nerve damage it has caused. I need a complete healing. Thanks everyone!

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    1. LORD, I speak to the cause of the pain in her face and the seizures, in Jesus' Name, and I command them both to subside. You LORD spoke to the storms and the mountains and the fig tree, and You have told us to speak thing that are not as though they are...just like You, LORD. We bind shingles...and/or whatever is going on in Vicky's mouth...LORD, You are Jehovah Rophe...our Healer...and we declare Health and Healing in Jesus' Name, to our sister, Vicky. You say clearly, LORD, that You forgive all our iniquities and You heal all our diseases. You say clearly that by Your stripes, we are Healed. Somehow, the Church lost sight of that promise throughout the years since Acts LORD...but Acts, that we are studying, is the Acts of the Apostles...the disciples...not just a dozen, LORD...Paul did miracles...and Steven...and Philip...who were some of the 1st deacons...it was Philip's daughters who prophesied...I pray as we read this WORD LORD...YOUR WORD...YOUR WILL for us...I pray that we take John 17 to heart that says not just for the ones that Jesus' Father gave Him, but that prayer to be ONE was for us...those that would BELIEVE and KEEP ON BELIEVING!! I'm standing for Vicky's healing, LORD!!! I am a righteous man of Psalm 112, and I am not afraid of bad news...LORD I expect GOOD NEWS ALL the TIME!! The Gospel of JESUS CHRIST is Good News!!! Be healed, Vicky, in Jesus' Name! Receive the Word...for He sent the WORD to Heal us..and the WORD became flesh and dwelt among us...Emanuel...Woo Hoo!!! Glorify Yourself, LORD!!! Amaze all concerned here!!! We're fixing to see all the bowls of prayer poured out...that Dutch Sheets talks about, LORD!!! And, like my friend May...90 years old and in S Africa says...I'm excited!!! I am excited with you Vicky and you agreeing with us for her healing ...to see how God is going to fulfill His promise to you...and to us all!!! We haven't seen anything yet!!! The best is yet to come!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

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  15. Lord for Vicky, I pray you meet these needs according to your riches in glory thru Christ Jesus. You alone see their hearts and You alone know the perfect work that needs to take place in each of them. Have mercy Lord. Holy Spirit come to their aid, change the heart, heal the body, clarify the mind. Stand at the right door Jesus so they may see 'The Way'. Thank you, in Jesus name, Amen

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  16. LORD, I lift up Frank and Sondra's friends...in Jesus' Name. I lift up Scott, the husband, and his wife, who has just gone home to be with you. I had not been given permission to post the request when 1st given to me last week..., and, LORD, I feel so for Scott and his 2 children. I was asked to have you pray with me for this family. LORD, we pray peace that only the Prince of Peace can give at a time like this...Shalom, LORD. Holy Spirit we Trust You, and You alone to comfort Scott and these little ones and any parents, siblings, friends, and all concerned ...even the medical team...as Maria had cancer that had re-occurred. Hold them tight, LORD, in Jesus' Name, and for His sake, Amen and Amen.

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  17. I have an unspoken. I can really share anything publicly right now. I need guidance, the right words, and God's grace to get my through. :o)

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  18. Father, we lift up this unspoken request to You. You know all about it. We don't have to know...how wonderful is that! We pray Your Kingdom Come...Your perfect will be done...in Jesus' Name, and for His sake, Amen and Amen.

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    1. Father God, I am in agreement with Teddi for 'unspoken' above, that Your will be done in Jesus name. We pray for divine keen guidance for her because she has cast her hope in You and You are faithful Father. It is Your will to do good things for Your children. Cause her to trust that You HEAR and are ANSWERING her prayer. It will not the path she envisions, but rather Yours. Cause her heart to receive peace to follow you and to trust you. When it's dark and she calls Your name, let her know that YOU ARE THERE. Lead and guide her to and thru this time. In the mighty precious name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen

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  19. SHINE Sisters, urgent prayer request. A precious life was taken yesterday on Hwy 44 near the Greensboro/Lake Oconee exit. Alex Edwards was a newlywed. His wife, Amy Edwards, is a teacher at Lakeview Academy. This young precious couple had such a wonderful life ahead of them. Although I didn't know Alex, I know precious Amy and all of the children that attend Lakeview adore her. She is crushed, as we all know. I ask that we lift Amy up in prayer, as well as her family and Alex's family. I cannot imagine losing my husband! She is a godly woman, but even us godly women question WHY. I pray that she feels God's strength and comfort and is able to come out of this with peace. Pray with me sisters, as I know you will, and please keep her on your hearts for many, many days to come. Her precious soul will need our prayers. Love y'all

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  20. Precious Lord, hear the cry to you for your strength and comfort by Courtney on behalf of Amy Edwards. God help her now is my prayer. Be a constant presence for her and hold her as she can not walk right now Father. The everlasting arms will not fail and Your faithfullness is certain. I ask in Jesus name for you to be with Amy day by day and in weeks, months and years to come. Make her strong and allow her grief to be directed by only You. In Jesus name, Amen

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  21. Anonymous7/20/2012

    Praying in agreement with Terri for Courtney's friend Amy and her family.

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  22. Agreement Father, God, for Holy Spirit to comfort as only He can...thanking You in advance, LORD and Prince of Peace...for the Shalom of Heaven...the peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus' Name, and for His Sake, Amen and Amen.

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